Officium GmbH, a submetering rental and energy service company for consumption-metering and billing of water and heat in the housing industry and a portfolio company of Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 3 SCSp, a fund managed by Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP, has bought Alphamess GmbH in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

With this deal, Officium expands its presence in North Rhine-Westphalia. The members of the existing management team will support the next phases of Alphamess business development. Alphamess marks Officium’s 10th acquisition in the last two years.

“The German submetering market is highly fragmented and has been consolidating for years,” comments Stefano Brugnolo, partner at Arcus. “As one of the leading independent providers in this attractive segment, Officium is an ideal platform for small and medium-sized companies with ambition to grow, whilst retaining their identity. We will support Officium in driving forward its buy-and-build strategy even further in the future”.

Officium was advised on this transaction by Noerr (legal) and Alvarez & Marsal (financial).